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Have you ever lost it and stormed out of the house in a strop?

(84 Posts)
Kathyis6incheshigh Mon 27-Oct-08 17:28:05

Dh thinks it constitutes extreme, Eastenders-style behaviour. I think it is immature and a bit silly (blush) but lots of people have done this at some time, haven't they?

cutekids Mon 27-Oct-08 17:28:58

normal behaviour i'm sure smile

FimboGotAxed Mon 27-Oct-08 17:29:54

I got out a suitcase once and started throwing clothes in it. blush.

WinnieTheWitchHasNothingOnMe Mon 27-Oct-08 17:29:55

DH is the stormer in our house. It's very rare and VERY annoying. I don't storm out, just to another part of the house. I'm too practical...where would I storm off to late at night...24hr Sainsburys? I'd rather be at home lol!

CarminaBanana Mon 27-Oct-08 17:30:27

Not yet, but have been teetering on the doorstep many times. smile

MARGOsBeenPlayingWithMyNooNoo Mon 27-Oct-08 17:30:44

I only go as far as the road, I'm not allowed to cross on my own wink

btw - welcome back! where did you go?

lilacclaire Mon 27-Oct-08 17:32:36

I storm off to a different part of the house, dp used to storm out until he got wise (ie out in the freezing cold, where the fook am I going) and now just goes in a strop.

Kathyis6incheshigh Mon 27-Oct-08 17:32:54

Not all that unusual then! Hooray!
Winnie - nowhere to storm in our village either really!

Margo - thanks! Have just been v busy with work and home (didn't storm off MN, at least).

Tortington Mon 27-Oct-08 17:33:30

i went through a phase of going for a long walk

Blu Mon 27-Oct-08 17:34:37

Yes, I am quite experienced in late-night fury-fuelled power-walking.

And DP has been known to take off - he went to the cinema!

Kathyis6incheshigh Mon 27-Oct-08 17:35:35

Storming off to another part of the house wouldn't have helped because dd was screaming her head off because I'd tried to get her to put her pyjamas on, and I needed to get away from her.

It did end up being rather a long walk.

Kathyis6incheshigh Mon 27-Oct-08 17:36:19

shock cinema! What did he go to see?

Pheebe Mon 27-Oct-08 17:36:31

Have done it once or twice in the dim n distant pre child past, usually involved getting in the car and going for a drive hmm

simply not possible now we have kids and of course completely unacceptable, childish flouncing is no way to win an argument wink

snowleopard Mon 27-Oct-08 17:37:08

Yes - it's rare though. But DP's arguing style is to get incredibly analytical and picky and if we have a row, it can get to a stage where it's so far off the original point and I'm getting so wound up, I just want to scream my head off. Storming out puts a stop to it. i only go and sit in the car for 10 mins or stomp about, then go back. We don't row much really so it's only happened a few times.

I'm not proud of it I suppose but it is a decision I make, to avoid screaming at him which I think would be worse.

Far worse happens on eastenders!

beaniescreamyb Mon 27-Oct-08 17:37:09

Yea - I have. In the middle of the night, in my car, not very safe.

Lauriefairycake Mon 27-Oct-08 17:38:47

I don't think it's 'storming' or bad - it's perfectly normal when you feel angry to remove yourself and go away and think about it. IT's people that stay and escalate it, throwing things, violence, saying things the other person never forgets that have a problem.

I have gone for drives, to the cinema, a walk with the dog. And I never argue late at night - it always feels worse.

snowleopard Mon 27-Oct-08 17:39:29

I wouldn't do it in front of DS, we don't really row in front of him. It's only ever been a late-night thing so the storming is a bit pointless, there's nowhere to go.

Kathyis6incheshigh Mon 27-Oct-08 17:40:00

"Far worse happens on eastenders! "
Now I come to think of it I'm not sure dh has ever actually seen Eastenders!

sorry - have to go now - friend is giving me a lift home

twinsetandpearls Mon 27-Oct-08 17:40:55

God yes.

PsychoAxeMurdererMum Mon 27-Oct-08 17:45:36

yup, I have!

and then I sit in the car with no shoes or coat (I only normally do this when it is rainning or cold for some reasonhmm), sulking cos no-one runs after me.....

and then I creep back in (normally when I need a weewink), and strop, and of course DH points out that he knew I would be back as he noticed the shoes and coat (and handbag) still in the hallwayblush.

I called their bluff a couple of years ago and stormed off for real....ended up at the beach.

they took an hour to notice that I was really gone, and then I refused to come home as they had taken so long, so they rang flame and flame came and got me.

I still only went home cos I needed a wee tho.....


not done it since then actually. It never got my point across, or got me sympathy, so now I come here and rant instead. (and get the sympathywink)

snowleopard Mon 27-Oct-08 17:49:23

I come in furtively and then go and have a stroppy bath, because I can lock the door and apologise after that. Laurie's right, it's a way of cutting off a row that could get nasty. Knowing when you need to cool off isn't such a bad thing.

southeastalien Mon 27-Oct-08 17:50:57

i did once, i stomped out the the local nightclub but they wouldn't let me in as i was wearing trainers

twinsetandpearls Mon 27-Oct-08 17:53:47

My most pathetic leaving home involved booking into a travelodge right next door to dd school, so it cost £60 to have a strop around the corner. I made a real prick of myself as well and gave a false name - used a friends and her postcode as I was so embaressed at booking into a travellodge around the corner. She then asked for ID I said I had none she said we can't book you in without ID I then tried to concoct some story about having my sisters purse with her ID so could I use that. It all got very pathetic and I heard them sniggering as I walked to my room. I then had to eat my breakfast while trying to be incognito as the dining room faced my dd school where dp and all of dd friends parents would be. When I bumped into one of the mums from the school she asked why I was leaving the travellodge and I concocted some story about a teachers power breakfast. She did not believe a word of it.

twinsetandpearls Mon 27-Oct-08 17:54:22

I do stroppy baths as well!

snowleopard Mon 27-Oct-08 18:00:38

Snort at your travelodge story! Positively Basil Fawlty! You will have made Kathy feel SO much better though

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